The Cream-to-Powder Blush That Stays Put on My 40+ Skin

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Finding a vibrant cream blush that doesn’t slide off my skin has been a challenge — especially for my 40-something skin. It seems like we can’t get away from cream blush formulas and the powder ones look a little outdated when worn over my illuminating foundations. The combination of textures doesn’t settle well on my skin, and feels a little patchy when layering over my base. I’ve gone through countless cream blushes, and while I love the consistency and color payoff when first applied, they just don’t last. Enter the Lawless Pinch My Cheeks Soft Blur Cream Blush, a cream-to-powder formula that really lets me lean into the boyfriend blush look without compromising on texture or staying power. It offers a perfect blend of creamy consistency, brightness and longevity, and leaves me looking “alive” all day long.

Cream to Velvety Feel

The texture of this blush is incredible — it feels like a cloud, melting seamlessly into my skin without disrupting my foundation. At first, I would use my fingers to blend, but the more I started wearing it I noticed that a brush application worked better for working in the formula and giving my skin a layer of color. The results are a beautiful, blurred, satin finish that looks natural and fresh. 

But it’s the long-lasting wear is what makes this my blush of the summer. The cream-to-powder formula means my blush stays put all day, keeping my cheeks looking vibrant and youthful from morning to night. The range of shades is versatile enough to complement various skin tones, and each shade (yes, I’ve tried all six) delivers intense pigmentation that gives my skin a lively, youthful glow. Whether I use the subtle nude rose of “Angel” or the bright watermelon hue of “Valentine,” each shade delivers a burst of color that instantly livens up my complexion — although I’m partial to the pinks in Cherry Pie and Gumdrop. 

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Wearing one layer of shade Cherry Pie (left) and two layers of Gumdrop (right). I applied both with a blush brush high up on my cheeks and toward the top of my temples. I used my fingers to apply on my lips as well.

Featherlight Formula

More than just a “pop of color,” this super weightless blush is also packed with ingredients that are good for your skin. At the top of the list is green tea extract, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect from free radical damage. Giving it a velvety soft feel, the hybrid elastomer microsphere powders kick in to for a beautiful, seamless blend when applied on the cheeks — or even your lips for a soft, blurred look. 

Lawless blush in Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie is a bright pink that glides on a powerful, sheer bright pink that looks good on all skin tones.



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Shades include Angel, a nude rose; Cherry Pie, a bright cherry pink; Gumdrop, a bright baby pink; Rosebud, a dusty cool rose; Starburst, a soft peach; and Valentine, a bright watermelon.

Buildable Blend

Applying this creamy blush is super easy. I can use it over my skin tints, cream foundations and even my powder (I’ve been equally obsessed with the Lawless Skin-Smoothing Talc-Free Perfecting Powder for touch-ups) without worrying about disrupting my makeup. For more precision, I use a blush brush and apply it on the apples of my cheeks and higher up on my temples for a lifted look. I’ll then swipe it over my lips using my finger for a pretty, monochromatic, clean skin look. The cream-to-powder formula ensures it stays put, which gives me that youthful flush that lasts all day. 

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